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Learning outcome 12.1(b)

This statement asks that you can sketch the shape of a d orbital.

Before you go on, you should find and read the statements in your copy of the syllabus.


You will find a description of the shapes of d orbitals on the page more about d orbitals. Just read the section headed "The shapes of 3d orbitals".

Although at the time of writing (May 2014), the syllabus talks about sketching the shape of "a" d orbital, you would be wise to know the shapes and names of all of them.


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